AF colonel arrested for soliciting a minor boy for sex facing federal enticement charge

Col. Michael Shawn Garrett After being arrested by Panama City Beach Police on a charge of soliciting a minor for sex May 15, an Air Force Colonel stationed at Tyndall AFB is now facing a similar charge in federal court. Col. Michael Shawn Garrett is facing a minimum 10-year-prison sentence if he’s convicted. [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|1 Comment

Air Force Scrambles as Hundreds of Pilots Press for Answers on Bonus Debacle

When the Air Staff opens for business on Monday morning, one of the most pressing issues on the plate will be how to handle the unfolding mess of confusion and disarray in its aviation bonus program. Last week, we brought you news of this debacle, which is preventing pilots who voluntarily took bonuses a year before [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|5 Comments

From the Inbox: Downrange Chiefings Continue to Run Amok

We get a lot of mail here at JQP. From time to time, patterns emerge and it seems worthwhile to share some of the insight we're getting from those of you in the field, if for no other reason than to provide an entertaining chronicle of life in a service that often seems to have [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|35 Comments

USAF reports service members may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis

An Air Force physical therapy element chief with the 379th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, inserts a dry needle into a patients arm at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar May 15, 2017. A US Air Force base in Qatar may be ground zero for as many as 135 patients potentially exposed to blood-borne diseases, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|2 Comments

Bonus Shenanigans Expose Air Force’s Lack of Progress on Pilot Retention

A year ago, the Air Force began corporately acknowledging what everyone else already knew -- that it was dangerously short on pilots and projecting a future situation where it would not have enough of them to complete its mission. Knowing it was headed for the worst pilot shortage in its history, the service began rolling [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|34 Comments

Air Force’s Senior Lawyer Pressured Prosecutors on Sex Case

Official Photo - Lt Gen Richard Harding (U.S. Air Force Photo by Michael Pausic) Yesterday, we told you about an Air Force rape case recently overturned by the military's most senior appellate court due to the appearance of unlawful command influence. Delivering its holding, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed [...]

By | June 11th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|7 Comments

Air Force Rape Case Thrown Out Due To Unlawful Influence by Welsh, James

If the two bureaucrats in this picture look confused, it's because they are. These two did more to damage the Air Force in the four years as Secretary and Chief of Staff than anyone could have imagined in the darkest of dreams. In no area was their special blend of cynical rationalism and bumbling ineptitude [...]

By | June 10th, 2017|Air Force / Air Power|1 Comment
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